by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Spark Photography

In 2007, the Hatch family moved to the Hunters Pointe neighborhood of Scripps Ranch for its convenient location and the sense of community they felt from the moment they set foot in the area. “We fell in love with Scripps Ranch right from the start. We ended up loving it so much that after living here for a year, we decided that we wanted to open a business here too,” declared Laura Hatch.

So they did just that. In 2008, Tony (Dr. Hatch) and Laura opened Hatch Dental,

a general dental office seeing patients of all ages. In January 2012, the practice changed its name to Scripps Rock Dental and moved to its current location on Scripps Poway Parkway, next to Subway and Scripps Poway Orthodontics. “Tony loves to treat the families in the area, watch the kids grow up and see the patients that he cares for out in the community,” explained Laura, who is the office manager at Scripps Rock Dental.

[quote]“Scripps Ranch has great restaurants and businesses, and as local business owners ourselves, we attempt to support them as much as possible,” said Laura.  [/quote]

Laura, Tony and their children, Alexandra and Nicolas, have a zest for life and a wide variety of interests represented within the family. Tony loves classic cars and has a 1934 Chevy which was featured in the annual 4th of July parade. Laura is a fan of the Baltimore Ravens and takes pride in supporting local schools and sports teams. Alexandra has recently taken up skateboarding and is looking forward to upcoming babysitting opportunities. Nicholas enjoys acting and drawing and would like to be a cartoonist when he grows up. As a family, they like going to concerts in the park and taking part in events at the Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club. They also frequent local restaurants, with Santorini’s, Yanni’s and Brewskis ranking high on their list of favorites. “Scripps Ranch has great restaurants and businesses, and as local business owners ourselves, we attempt to support them as much as possible,” said Laura.

When the Hatch family isn’t out and about in Scripps Ranch, they are traveling. According to Laura, they often take long weekend trips to explore different cities and towns up and down California. “We also like to have one long trip once every year or two. Next summer we are planning a month-long trip up the coast all the way to Vancouver, British Columbia, and then on to Alaska.”